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Thomas A. Edison
February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931
Nationality: American
Category: Inventor
Subcategory: American Inventor

Great ideas originate in the muscles.


The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.


Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.


I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.


Discontent is the first necessity of progress.


Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.


The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.


There is far more opportunity than there is ability.


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.


What you are will show in what you do.


His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.


Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!


Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.


Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.


To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.


One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.


When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.


The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.


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